Leeann Akers

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Morehead State University

Morehead state University announced return to pre-pandemic practices Friday. 

In an email to faculty and staff, President Dr. Jay Morgan said that masks, social distancing, and capacity restrictions were no longer necessary after a review of recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and state leaders.

Morgan says the university is planning for a relatively normal fall semester, but he expects some new normal behaviors going forward.

Kentucky Broadcasters Association

Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) staff and students took home a total of 13 awards in the 2021 Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) Impact Broadcast Awards. The awards recognize the best in television and radio journalism for the calendar year of 2020.

The awards were announced for both professional and college entries.

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The Troubador Concert Series

A series of free concerts will be held this month in Georgetown…but will only be open to individuals who have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

A 500-seat tent has been set up at Cardome in Georgetown and the concerts will be free of charge with no need for masks or social distancing.

Organizer Michael Johnathan says the musicians participating are eager to be back on stage without limitations.

Week of May 24, 2021

May 25, 2021

Genny Jenkins

A group of eighth grade students from Rowan County Middle school is competing in the National History Day competition this week.

Established in 1974, the National History Day Contest encourages more than half a million middle and high school students around the world to conduct original research on historical topics of interest. After a regional and state competition, only the top two entries in each category advance to the National contest. 

Week of May 17, 2021

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For the 6th year in a row, Downtown Morehead Incorporated has been accredited by Kentucky Main Street and the National Main Street Center. 

27 Kentucky Main Street Program Communities finished last year strong with a reported $45-point-5 million dollar cumulative investment in downtown commercial districts.

Director of Downtown Morehead Incorporated, Tony Pence, says part of the process includes evaluating the organization, design, promotion and economic vitality.


Saint Claire HealthCare received its first allocation of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine this week, just as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use to include adolescents as young as 12 years of age.

While SCH has administered at least one dose of the Moderna vaccine to more than 11-thousand patients since January, vaccines were only available to patients 18 and older until now.

SCH Chief Medical Officer Dr. Will Melahn says all residents to be vaccinated as soon as they are able to do so.

Rowan County Detention Center

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested a Rowan County man Monday on charges related to child sexual abuse material.

29-year-old Jonathan Davenport was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online.  

Saint Claire Healthcare

The Eastern Kentucky nursing home where an unvaccinated worker started an outbreak of a COVID-19 variant that infected 46 people and killed three residents has been identified as the Life Care Center in Morehead.

The March COVID-19 outbreak triggered a federal-state investigation that stressed the "critical" importance of increasing vaccination rates among staff at such facilities.

Dr. Will Melahn is the Chief Medical Officer at Saint Claire Healthcare.  He says populations that are only have partial vaccination participation makes COVID variants more likely. 

Rowan County Detention Center

Two men have been charged with Murder and 1st degree robbery following a fatal home invasion in Rowan County.  

23-year-old Jeffery Masters of Morehead and 23-year-old Austin Egbert of Garrison were arrested by Kentucky State Police early this morning. 

According to the arrest citation, both men admitted to planning a robbery on Dawson Way early Thursday morning.   

Week of April 26, 2021

Apr 27, 2021

Walker Construction

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say a video that went viral over the weekend was not intended to make fun of Eastern Kentucky residents.

Week of April 19, 2021

Apr 21, 2021

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will temporarily close part of US 60 east in Rowan County for drainage repairs next week.

US 60, just west of Kentucky 799 (Big Perry Road) will close to excavate the highway and replace a large culvert underneath. The work is part of a $2.2 million dollar Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program Project along seven miles of US 60 from Bramblewood Lane to the Carter County line.


Members of the Morehead State University community are working to change campus culture by instituting a program that treats stakeholders as allies.  WMKY’s Leeann Akers has the story. 

Week of April 5, 2021

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Bernadette Barton

The Pornification of America: How Raunch Culture Is Ruining Our Society Hardcover
by Bernadette Barton 

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